The final day of the conference began with a Statistical Methods for Delirium Research Workshop followed by a Keynote Address on a Patient and Family perspective of ICU Survivorship presented by Ramona Hopkins, PhD, which included the interview of an individual who had experienced delirium by James, Jackson, PsyD.
A lively debate about whether screening should be done was presented with Alasdair MacLullich, BSc, Phd taking the pro position and Wes Ely, MD, MPH arguing the con.
The plenary session focused on Mobility and the Improvement in Outcomes presented by Heidi Engel PT, DPT.
The morning concluded with an introduction to the Network for Investigation of Delirium Across the US (NIDUS). A joint effort of 28 investigators from 27 institutions to create a collaborative, multidisciplinary network to accelerate scientific discovery in delirium worldwide.
The afternoon featured a series of oral presentations provided by NIDUS as well as a session on considering Post Intensive Care Syndrome from theory to therapy and a round table discussion on the idelirium initiative. The conference concluded with oral presentations on Prediction and Diagnosis of Delirium and the Challenges of translating evidence from bench to bedside in Delirium research.